Captivated by the sea, Charly started sailing at a very young age. Following his dreams, he obtained a degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport. Over the past five years he took part in sailing races and worked on a variety of charter yachts, including Sunreef Yachts catamarans, learning a great deal about yacht maintenance and working his way through to eventually become the captain of CALMA.
Charlie has a thorough understanding of life at the sea and has got a great sailing portfolio including Transatlantic crossings as well as extensive sailing in different parts of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. His hobbies include kitesurfing and other water sports, travelling, design, motorbike restoration, drone filming and photography. Competent, friendly and enthusiastic, he is happy to share all his varied knowledge with guests, which makes every charter trip unique, fun and interesting.
Initially educated in art, Jose has been applying his creative mindset and imagination in different industries before discovering his true vocation as a Chef.
During his twenty-year career Jose took all the opportunities that came his way for travelling and learning new cooking techniques. He had a chance to work in Michelin star restaurants in Europe and to try his hand at exclusive catering services in Miami, Cuba, New Zealand and many other places all over the world.
In 2009 Jose first joined the yachting industry as a Chef on luxurious cruise ships. Following his biggest passions for cooking, travelling and life at sea, Jose switched to the luxury yachting industry as a next career step.
Constantly learning, he has taken numerous culinary courses, specializing among others in Healthy Food and Fusion Japanese cuisine.
Jose offers a wide variety of menus to his guests and creating perfect combinations using fresh local ingredients. He takes great pleasure in providing the highest quality of service and seeing the guests who enjoy the food he serves.
Stewardess: Trinidad Fernandez
Languages: English, Spanish
English teacher by education, but keen on cooking and sea, Trini found her perfect career match when she obtained a stew position on board a luxury yacht. Passionate about what the sea offers her, Trini is a good swimmer, surfer and paddle yoga instructor. Right there and then she realized that her heart desire was in sharing her sailing experiences with others to create memorable vacation adventures.
With an impeccable eye for detail, she is attentive to guests’ needs and always stays focused on the best possible service on board CALMA.